Monday, July 17, 2000,
Chandigarh, India



Two killed in armed dacoity at Raikot
, July 16 — Tension prevails in the Raikot sub-division after two men were shot dead last night in an armed dacoity in the house of a former chairman of the Budhewal Cooperative Sugar Mills, Mr Mohinder Pal Singh.


A police dog smells the trail of the killers of two labourers at Raikot in Jagraon police district— Photo by Inderjeet Verma
A police dog smells the trail of the killers of two labourers at Raikot in Jagraon police district— Photo by Inderjeet Verma

Traders, PSEB on the warpath
Power tariff hike to ‘sound death-knell’ of small units

LUDHIANA, July 16 — The issue of power tariff hike in Punjab appears to be getting hot with more industrial organisations opposing it and planning statewide agitation. On the other hand the government also appears to be in no mood to rescind its order on the hike as the PSEB Chairman has been maintaining that the hike in power tariff was necessary.



Touching farewell to martyr
NATHEWAL (LUDHIANA), July 16 — Touching farewell was accorded today to martyr Naik Kuldip Singh of 10 Sikh LI Regiment, who laid down his life while keeping vigil on the border at the Fateh post in Uri Sector in Jammu and Kashmir on July 13, at the cremation ground of his native village here, about 50 km from Ludhiana.

Confusion over sales tax payment
LUDHIANA, July 16 — Industrialists, traders and members of the Bar Association here are facing a position of uncertainty as there is no clarification or specific rules about how the newly imposed 10 per cent cess on sales tax vide notification dated 11.4.2000 under the Social Security Act is to be deposited.

Gurdwara chief murdered
LUDHIANA, July 16 — A row over the presidentship of Mundian Kalan Gurdwara here has reportedly led to the murder of the present incumbent of the post by the other main contender, this morning.


White Paper sought on PSEB losses
LUDHIANA, July 16 — Mr Balvinder Singh Bains, President, Youth Wing, Shiromani Akali Dal (A), today demanded a white paper on the losses being suffered by the Punjab State Electricity Board.

Slush, filth abound vegetable market
Imagine that the vegetables you eat, coming from a place which is full of slush, mud and filth. Knee-deep of black mud everywhere.

A study in contrast
HERE is no absolute loss: the loss of one results in the gain of another. Loss of west Punjab due to the Partition contributed to the making of a new Punjab and a bigger and newer New Delhi.

Flavour of the week
Jhoom jhoom ke aayee badaria. Badaria was there but not much of rain. The nimbus clouds contrasted beautifully with verdant, deep green, bottle green leaves of the freshly washed trees. The tender shoots of apple green colour really were a pleasure to behold. It is coincidental that Ludhiana had rain showers on Saturday again. The only sore point is bushes of congress grass which really are growing wild and causing allergies to many people of Ludhiana.

Painful memories of PoW days
HIS is a true story. We were roughly 2,000 prisoners of war taken out of Tripoli (Libya) PoW camp and marched to the docks on October, 1942. Destination not known. By evening we reached the seaport of Tripoli. After a long wait, we were herded into a freighter which seemed to have been hurriedly converted into passenger ship but sans any passenger facilities.

Mama don’t preach
If you have been a regular viewer of “Saans” and “Family Number 1” ,you would know what is going to follow next. In both the serials the two young girls are in their teens. They are wanting to break away from their parents nest and soar away breaking all the shackles. On the other hand, the parents consider their daughters to be very naive and innocent and who need to be saved from big bad wolves.

Sawan begins with a cool day 
LUDHIANA, July 16 — It was a nice cool day as the city heralded in an auspicious Sawan today.


Action against SHO, car dealer demanded
LUDHIANA, July 16 — Mr Inderpal Singh Ahuja, a Janta Dal member, today appealed to the Chief Minister and the Director-General of Police to take action against Mr Jaswinder Singh, SHO, Model Town police station, Ludhiana, and a car dealer, Mr Vinod Sood, who allegedly duped him of a Tata Sierra which he had handed over in good faith to the car dealer for sale in March.


‘Investors have little faith in city traders’
LUDHIANA, July 16 — Investors have been found to be lacking faith in entrepreneurs of Ludhiana. Nor do they believe the financial statements of companies.

Investors told about depository services
LUDHIANA, July 16 — Central Depository Services (India) Ltd (CDS), the second depository in India, made presentation to investors of Ludhiana today. The services will enable safekeeping of share certificates and eliminate the problems like bad deliveries and postal delays.

New fans introduced
LUDHIANA, July 16 — Bajaj Electricals Limited in collaboration with the Midea Fans of MD Fans Company of China has launched three new models of fans in India. These include Bajaj Midea table fan, Bajaj Midea wall fan and Bajaj Midea pedestal fans.


Ludhiana cricketers honoured
LUDHIANA, July 16 — The members of the Ludhiana Cricket team (u-16), which won the inter-district cricket tournament for M.L. Markan Trophy, organised by the Punjab Cricket Association, were honoured by the Ludhiana District Cricket Association (LDCA) at a function held here yesterday evening.


Bhullar likely to be new ADGP
LUDHIANA, July 16 — Mr. D.S. Bhullar, Inspector General of Police, is likely to be promoted as Additional Director General of Police next month.

Welfare schemes for cops at police lines
LUDHIANA, July 16 — Recognising the efforts of the police personnel for maintaining law and order and for the safety of the public, the district police has started a number of welfare schemes for them at the Ludhiana police lines.



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